Out and About in Derbyshire

Yesterday I was out and about in Derbyshire, visiting two different mills. The first was Masson Mills, a working textile museum, on the banks of the River Derwent. Built in 1783 it is one of Sir Richard Arkwright’s mills and was in continuous production until 1991.

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A cotton doubling machine.

A cotton doubling machine.

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The second was Caudwell’s Mill in Rowsley. Built in 1874 it is a working example of an early water turbine-driven roller mill. Much of the machinery inside dates from the turn of the century and represents the most advanced technology of the time.

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Until next time…

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